Well, Valentine's Day is here on Wednesday, and I thought--"I should get hubby (a private pilot) the new MS Flight Simulator Deluxe! He'll love it!"
So, I did. and a cool joystick.
Then a few days ago my brother (who knows far more than I do about tech/video stuff) told me that my pc probably wouldn't be able to run it. "WHAT? Now that would take my Valentine's gift and flush it. Darn!"
So, I did a bunch of research and decided to upgrade my system to the best of my ability, to accomodate this game for hubby.
(I currently have a Sony Vaio Pent.4 3.6GHz with 1Gb Ram and running XP Media Center with two separate video cards--one for digital input and one for hdtv/svideo, with a power supply of 305W.)
So--I went and bought an XFX GeForce 8800GTS (640MB GDDR3, SLI/PCI Express/ Dual DVI/ HDTV blah blah video card...)
I bought another 1GB of RAM (PC3200 DDR 400MHz CL3) to bring the RAM to 2GB (the max for my motherboard/bios)
A new power supply (required to run the new graphics card): OCZ / Power Stream 600W ATX Dual 80mm Fan/ SATA Ready/ SLI Ready/ EPS Power Supply
So, now with:
Pentium 4 (3.6GHz)
2 GB PC3200 DDR 400MHz RAM
XFX GeForce 8800GTS Video Card
600W Power Supply
(Plus the MiaMIDI upgraded sound card I already have)
200GB free on a 250GB Hard Drive (7200RPM Serial ATA)
Will this work???
I am SO worried that after all of this, I will be stuck with a present that won't be of any use to my hubby. There's not much else I can do (that I can think of) to make this thing work... unless you consider buying an entirely new computer just for this game haha...
Thanks so much!!! I am so worried that I didn't do it 'right'.